Throughout my time on the World Race thoughts of America were never far from my mind. I thought of Chipotle, chips & salsa, Doritos, honey roasted peanut butter, fresh candy bars, and Goldfish. I thought of my roommates, my family in Nevada, and how great it would be to hug and see all of … Continue reading I Am A Missionary Living In America
“Don’t judge a book by its cover.” We’ve all heard this phrase before. It means that what you project on the outside doesn’t define who you are on the inside. Because the cover is the smallest part of who you are. I don’t believe in this phrase. When I browse for new books I look only at … Continue reading Judge My Cover
This is just what it sounds like, an open apology letter to all of you who have been hurt by Christians or the Church. I know this is just a letter, but I hope it makes some impact for you. Dear Reader, I was talking with a close friend yesterday who explained to me a conversation … Continue reading Open Apology on Behalf of Christians
There has been a lot of progress in the area of gender equality. Women can vote, own property, and even drive cars all by themselves. Good job America. But I’ve noticed that there is still an underlying stigma for women in America. It’s a problem for men as well. There are still a lot … Continue reading Battle of the Sexes
Not long ago I watched a video online. Not shocking in and of itself, but this one was different. This video was called “A Message Signed with Blood to the Nation of the Cross”. In the video ISIS soldiers beheaded 21 men of the Coptic Christian church, with the promise of more violence to come. … Continue reading Declaration of War
Have you ever found yourself talking about a person who wronged you, just so others will respond incredulously? That response of “I can’t believe it!” or “No, he didn’t!” justifies a sense of self-righteous anger and bitterness. Bitterness might be one of the easiest emotions to give in to. Especially since, in most cases, bitterness … Continue reading Battling the Bitterness
Greetings from Kampala, Uganda, a country still recovering from when the Lord’s Resistance Army lead by Joseph Kony ripped through the countryside abducting children to be pawns in a senseless war against humanity. Boys as young as four are taught to violently kill their peers while the girls are taken as wives and sex slaves. It … Continue reading Somehow “I’m sorry,” doesn’t seem to cut it.
This is a guest post from one of my good friends, Kendra, who was silenced by fear for far too long. She is now one of the most passionate people I know… Determined to be a voice for those that are still stuck in silence… This is her story. ____________________________________________________________________________________________ Every little girl grows up … Continue reading Damsel in Distress
Bangla Road was so full of lights and life that it seemed as if we just walked into the opening night of a state fair. Florescent signs flashed brightly, loud music echoed in our ears. People handed out fliers promoting different events going on. Food carts strolled up and down the road. Young girls sold … Continue reading Hope On Bangla Road
In June of 2012, I was in Mbeya, Tanzania. One of my friends’ camera was stolen and we went to the police station in hopes of retrieving it. I had no idea that I would be going headfirst into an experience that would be one of the most influential moments of the entire year. It’s … Continue reading Excuse me officer, will you please refrain from slapping my child?